Milling Matters - Weekend Conference

When & Where

Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust with SPAB Scotland
Saturday, 7 May 2022 (All day) to Sunday, 8 May 2022 (All day)
Lower City Mills, West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP

Event Details

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Scotland and Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust are thrilled to invite you to the first ever celebration of mills and milling in Scotland. The event will be held on National Mills Weekend and will be packed with interest, covering many aspects of mills from industrial heritage to bread making and hydro-power.

Saturday starts with a selection of short talks in the Mercure Hotel Perth, formerly Upper City Mill. Topics covered will include looking after mills as a community trust, heritage grains & breadmaking, micro hydro-power, the Scottish textile industry, looking after mill machinery, and a short history of Perth Lower City Mills given by PKHT director David Strachan. We will visit Lower City Mills in the afternoon, and hope to engage delegates in a lively discussion about the future of mill conservation and heritage milling and its associated skills in Scotland. The day will also include an exhibition and a pop-up café stocked with traditionally milled Scottish breads and sweet treats.

Sunday continues with a coach trip in the scenic Stanley, Blairgowrie and Rattray area to watermill sites not normally open to the public, and where we will take a scenic walk along the River Ericht.


Ciaran Quigley


Saturday & Sunday £110, Saturday only £75 - EARLY BIRD OFFER £95 for Saturday & Sunday

Event Location

Lower City Mills
West Mill Street
Perth and Kinross

Other information


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